Am I the only one into this power melodic metal Australian band?

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Ilium:

What a band!

Ausi ausi!
 

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Deep Purple vibe.... too busy for my tastes, but nice articulation on the guitar.
 
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Guitars sound good, but the clean singing has to go.
 
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Guitars sound good, but the clean singing has to go.
Ah I like the clean singing, you can actually understand what the singer sings... :oldbiggrin:
 
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Yeah; I was all geared up for "Ya aaa ;agYSFSSE ;RUWEIGIDDSAHSCZCXVCV" and then .... Oh, Ian Gillen(sp?) moved to Oz.
 
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Yeah; I was all geared up for "Ya aaa ;agYSFSSE ;RUWEIGIDDSAHSCZCXVCV" and then .... Oh, Ian Gillen(sp?) moved to Oz.
Ian Gillan or Ray Gillen? I got more Ronnie James Dio or maybe Rob Halford but yes, basically anyone that did vocals for Black Sabbath.

Guitars very Scorpions/MSG/UFO: @fresh_42 is this the reason for your like?

Drummer lets them down, there's more to blast beat than cranking the tempo knob to max on the kick-drum.
 
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Ian Gillan or Ray Gillen? I got more Ronnie James Dio or maybe Rob Halford but yes, basically anyone that did vocals for Black Sabbath.

Guitars very Scorpions/MSG/UFO: @fresh_42 is this the reason for your like?

Drummer lets them down, there's more to blast beat than cranking the tempo knob to max on the kick-drum.
The reason for my like is, that I like metal with a tune you can call melody. They aren't a band I would consider to become one of my favorites, but I wanted to signal the OP that there are indeed people who like that kind of music, too.

And no, I do not like the scorpions at all. That is neither metal, nor can Meine sing at all. He sounds like a nasal tin can. Probably the closest they come to metal. I try to achieve a reaction time under half a second for changing radio and tv stations whenever I hear or see Meine.
 
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Well that serves me right for thinking in national stereotypes.
 
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Deep Purple vibe.... too busy for my tastes, but nice articulation on the guitar.
Deep Purple were the greatest bunch of players ever. 1969-73 with Gillan and Glover. No contest.
 
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Deep Purple were the greatest bunch of players ever. 1969-73 with Gillan and Glover. No contest.
I do like the Battle Rages on:

Also their latest album I have it, interesting; but I don't like the mellow songs.
 
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I do like the Battle Rages on:

Also their latest album I have it, interesting; but I don't like the mellow songs.
I am not sure about the “unreleased BBC tapes part” but when I listened to this first time I was blown away.

This is 5 musicians enjoying playing, talent to burn, chemistry – no one could touch them.

From a drummer point of view some of the things he does are fantastic, very difficult especially the bass drum on Mandrake Root and Space Truckin’

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The reunion in the 80s had a different sound and I did not like it much (or much 1980s stuff) so I switched off on later Albums
The Celestial Sphere sounds more like Iron Maiden to me
 
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I am not sure about the “unreleased BBC tapes part” but when I listened to this first time I was blown away.

This is 5 musicians enjoying playing, talent to burn, chemistry – no one could touch them.

From a drummer point of view some of the things he does are fantastic, very difficult especially the bass drum on Mandrake Root and Space Truckin’

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The reunion in the 80s had a different sound and I did not like it much (or much 1980s stuff) so I switched off on later Albums
The Celestial Sphere sounds more like Iron Maiden to me
For me the Celestial Sphere of Ilium sounds like no other tune I have heard.
Jason Hodges from Ilium deserves more recognition; terrific sound.
And the lyrics, oh man...
 
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For me the Celestial Sphere of Ilium sounds like no other tune I have heard.
Jason Hodges from Ilium deserves more recognition; terrific sound.
And the lyrics, oh man...
I will listen to more!
 

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